Business Services


Charles County is an ideal location for companies offering high-value professional and business services. Accounting firms, administrative and business support services, consulting firms, and back office operations benefit from the County’s central location in the DC Metro area, its highly educated workforce, and availability of commercial spaces. One of the fastest growing communities in the state of Maryland, Charles County has access to all major metros in the area, as well as national and international markets. Charles County’s population is diverse and young, with an average median age of 38.4 and more than 27 percent with four year degrees. The County is experiencing rapid growth thanks to its high quality of life, moderate cost of living, recreational opportunities, and access to major metros. Office lease rates in the County are nearly 40 percent lower than the DC Metro average.

For more information about Business Services in Charles County, please contact Lucretia Freeman-Buster.

Quick Facts

  • Office lease rates in Charles County are nearly 50% lower than the DC Metro average.
  • Charles County provides companies with access to more than 10 million people within a two-hour drive.

At A Glance

  • More than 1.5 million workers within a 45-minute commute.
  • Well located for national and international markets.
  • Strong existing local pool of high-demand occupation.
  • Young and diverse population base with high rate of educational attainment.

Notable Companies

  • Community Bank of the Chesapeake: Full-service commercial bank, headquartered in Waldorf, with assets over $1 billion. Through 12 banking centers and five dedicated commercial lending centers, they offer a broad range of financial products and services to individuals and businesses.
  • Lorenzi, Dodds and Gunnill: Solid reputation in the land development community for providing excellent professional engineering and planning services at reasonable rates. Southern Maryland area is their home base, but they have worked in a wide range of jurisdictions in the Mid-Atlantic and Northeast regions.
  • NDG Communications:  Advertising agency that specializes in marketing and advertising solutions specific to the real estate industry, with a focus on interactive technologies and strategies. Serving clients in over nine states, NDG has been nationally recognized and has received over 100 awards for marketing and advertising excellence.
  • Askey, Askey & Associates, CPA, LLC: Full service accounting and business consulting firm that provides professional, tailored services to individuals and client firms. The firm celebrated 20 years in 2016 and has locations in Charles and St. Mary's counties. The La Plata office opened in 2007.

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Lucretia Freeman-Buster
Chief of Business Development

Charles County EDD
10665 Stanhaven Place

Suite 206

White Plains, MD 20695

Phone: 301-885-1344

“Charles County is a great central location for us to have access to all of our customers. We do business with NSWC Carderock, Naval Research Laboratory, NAWCAD Patuxent River, NSWC Dahlgren, and Indian Head Naval Support Facility, to name a few.”

Scott Decker
Director of Operations

Cardinal Scientific

“We are proud to be a key part of Charles County’s future and we heartily encourage other, cutting-edge companies to join us.”

Doug Egan
Chief Executive Officer
Competitive Power Ventures

“Charles County is where we started our company and where we grew and expanded. We now operate our managed print and managed IT solutions in five states and provide custom apps all around the globe. Our headquarters is still in Charles County, an excellent place to conduct business and recruit highly skilled individuals for our ever growing team!"

Joshua Justice

Just Tech


“We are proud to be a key part of Charles County’s future and we heartily encourage other, cutting-edge companies to join us.”

Katharine Tate
 Executive Director of Provider Engagement and Community Relations

Righttime Medical Care

“Charles County is a great place for businesses to start, grow, and thrive! We've worked with over 100 businesses since we opened our doors in Charles County, and I've witnessed the majority of these businesses achieve all three.”

Darlene M. Breck


Southern Maryland Business Center

“Charles County is a great place to do business because of the passion of the business community and the residents who strive to make it the best that it can be."

Andrew W. Welburn


The Welburn Organization